Jide Alakija

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What are you thoughts on grain? Please share in a debate.

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  • Ada
  • United States
  • 11 Mar 2009, 01:04
This is wonderful...great work. Likey
I think grain works or doesn't work depending on the subject. Probably works best on close-up portraits?

Love this shot BTW, especially how the subjects stand out from the background. Can't see much grain on it...
  • Chichi
  • United States
  • 11 Mar 2009, 16:13
how did you light this ? Off camera flash? I see the grain on this picture, but I think in this case it adds some character to it. Do you ever use lighting setups other than camera flashes when you shoot weddings?
Jide Alakija: Thanks Chichi, I didn't use any additional lighting for this shot. I was an overcast day so the light was very soft.

No I don't use any lighting setups. I've toyed around using off camera flashes but it really depends on the lighting condition where I am shooting. I tend to do these indoors more than I do outdoors.
Lovely image here Jide.

I like the vignette and I like that you have dodged and burned very effectively - drawing all attention to the subject.

I say it again. lovely image here.
  • Aisha
  • Nigeria
  • 11 Mar 2009, 22:10
Awesome photo as usual, grain sometimes takes away or adds to a picture. I've realised that photos portraying the past work well with grain (not sure why yet). Will definitely invite you when I'm renewing my vows lol
  • Adetokunbo Adesanya
  • United States
  • 24 Mar 2009, 03:59
great complimentary backdrop.. Just like Jimi Hendrix used feedback on his guitar to his advantage, I don't see why a visual artist can't do the same with grain.
Lovely Pic....

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